Langston Hughes: Poems

Bibliography

Poetry collections

  • The Weary Blues, Knopf, 1926
  • Fine Clothes to the Jew, Knopf, 1927
  • The Negro Mother and Other Dramatic Recitations, 1931
  • Dear Lovely Death, 1931
  • The Dream Keeper and Other Poems, Knopf, 1932
  • Scottsboro Limited: Four Poems and a Play, Golden Stair Press, N.Y., 1932
  • A New Song (1938, incl. the poem "Let America be America Again")
  • Note on Commercial Theatre, 1940
  • Shakespeare in Harlem, Knopf, 1942
  • Freedom's Plow, New York: Musette Publishers, 1943
  • Jim Crow's Last Stand, Atlanta: Negro Publication Society of America, 1943
  • Fields of Wonder, Knopf, 1947
  • One-Way Ticket, 1949
  • Montage of a Dream Deferred, Holt, 1951
  • Selected Poems of Langston Hughes, 1958
  • Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, Hill & Wang, 1961
  • The Panther and the Lash: Poems of Our Times, 1967
  • The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, Knopf, 1994

Novels and short story collections

  • Not Without Laughter. Knopf, 1930
  • The Ways of White Folks, Knopf, 1934
  • Simple Speaks His Mind, 1950
  • Laughing to Keep from Crying, Holt, 1952
  • Simple Takes a Wife, 1953
  • Sweet Flypaper of Life, photographs by Roy DeCarava. 1955
  • Simple Stakes a Claim, 1957
  • Tambourines to Glory, 1958
  • The Best of Simple, 1961
  • Simple's Uncle Sam, 1965
  • Something in Common and Other Stories, Hill & Wang, 1963
  • Short Stories of Langston Hughes, Hill & Wang, 1996

Non-fiction books

  • The Big Sea, New York: Knopf, 1940
  • Famous American Negroes, 1954
  • Famous Negro Music Makers, New York: Dodd, Mead, 1955
  • I Wonder as I Wander, New York: Rinehart & Co., 1956
  • A Pictorial History of the Negro in America, with Milton Meltzer. 1956
  • Famous Negro Heroes of America, 1958
  • Fight for Freedom: The Story of the NAACP. 1962

Major plays

  • Mule Bone, with Zora Neale Hurston, 1931
  • Mulatto, 1935 (renamed The Barrier, an opera, in 1950)
  • Troubled Island, with William Grant Still, 1936
  • Little Ham, 1936
  • Emperor of Haiti, 1936
  • Don't You Want to be Free?, 1938
  • Street Scene, contributed lyrics, 1947
  • Tambourines to Glory, 1956
  • Simply Heavenly, 1957
  • Black Nativity, 1961
  • Five Plays by Langston Hughes, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1963
  • Jerico-Jim Crow, 1964

Books for children

  • Popo and Fifina, with Arna Bontemps, 1932
  • The First Book of the Negroes, 1952
  • The First Book of Jazz, 1954
  • Marian Anderson: Famous Concert Singer, with Steven C. Tracy, 1954
  • The First Book of Rhythms, 1954
  • The First Book of the West Indies, 1956
  • First Book of Africa, 1964
  • Black Misery, illustrated by Arouni, 1969; reprinted 1994, Oxford University Press.

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